Montreal Canadiens (9-5-4) at Winnipeg Jets (11-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +115 / Montreal Canadiens -135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Thursday night.
The Montreal Canadiens will try to rebound from a loss to the Ottawa Senators in their last matchup. Tyler Toffoli leads the Habs in scoring with 17 points including 12 goals and 5 assists while Jeff Petry has 16 points with 6 goals and 10 helpers. Nick Suzuki’s got 13 points with 4 goals and 9 assists while Jonathan Drouin and Josh Anderson each have 12 points with Drouin logging 10 assists while Anderson has 9 goals. Brendan Gallagher also has 10 points with 6 goals and 4 assists for the Habs this season. Carey Price and Jake Allen continue to split time in goal, with Price logging 5 wins with a 2.95 GAA in 11 appearances while Allen has a 4-3 record with a 2.14 GAA this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to keep it going after a 4-3 win over Vancouver last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 26 points including 10 goals and 16 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 19 points with 10 goals, 9 assists and a team-high 64 shots on goal. Blake Wheeler has 17 points with 5 goals and 12 assists and Kyle Connor has 16 points split between 8 goals and 8 assists. Neal Pionk has 15 points with 12 assists. Connor Hellebuyck continues to see the bulk of Winnipeg’s starts in goal, going 8-5 with a 2.64 GAA this season.
Montreal is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite. Winnipeg is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
The Montreal Canadiens are still unbeaten in regulation on the road so I sort of understand them being favored here. However, Winnipeg has been the hotter of the two teams over the last couple of weeks and are still a league best 15-3 on the puck line this season. I’ll take my chances with Winnipeg and the plus money here.